Tips while selling your home

If you are planning to sell your house and are ready to get the maximum value from your real estate, there are a few tips and tricks you can implement. To guarantee a quick and smooth sale, before you get started, here are a few important things to consider.

Foremost, as obvious as it may sound – prepare your home for the sale. You can boost the value of your real estate unbelievably by making upgrades to areas such as your porch, kitchen, and bathroom. House presentation is often underestimated, yet it is the most critical factor when putting a listing together for a house that is up for sale. If you are not in a rush, make some minor changes to the interior and exterior of your home, and you will be amazed what a difference it can make.

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Here are just a few things you need to pay close attention to:

Preparation List

Greenery: If your house goes on sale in the summer season, make a significant difference on a potential buyer’s first impression by simply adding a few more pots of blooming flowers. Mow the lawn and remove any broken pots, dead plants or old items scattered in the backyard or porch. Take a fresh look at your garden, is it appealing, clean and vivid?
Fascade: Make sure there is no mould or stains on the outer walls and that the windows and doors are shiny and clean. Add a fresh coat of paint to your doorway, if needed. The main entrance is one of the first things potential buyers will see, make sure it doesn’t discourage them from looking further.
Upgrade your kitchen: replacing the old kitchen handles and knobs with new, modern and more luxurious ones – can take your entire kitchen to a whole new level. It’s a small investment that can go a long way. Also, clean the countertops from excessive appliances and set your dinner table the same way as you would do on a festive dinner.
Energy efficiency: if you haven’t already, get your energy efficiency rating. You can upgrade it by replacing the old boiler or installing new heating controls.
Clean up the house: Make sure you thoroughly clean, get rid of clutter, purge the excess, make sure the hardware in your bathroom is in top condition if it’s not – replace the faucets. It won’t cost you much, but the overall impression from the master bathroom will be completely different. Remove everything from the surfaces, for a clean and fresh first impression.
Create an atmosphere: Decorate the house depending on the season, if you are selling in the snowy months, take advantage of the cozy seasonal vibe. Go that extra mile by adding lights, seasonal wreaths, and candles. The atmosphere of the house should be so welcoming and warm, that people would want to move in and stay.
Colours: with interior design, neutral colours are your safest bet. Take inspiration from interior design magazines, where an experienced designer planned the rooms. Don’t be afraid to copy colours, style, and concept, your goal is to take your home to the highest possible level.

Once you have styled your house for the sale and made sure it’s clean and cozy, it’s time to find a great realtor.

Buyers and Sellers

Real estate is a complicated business, and if you are someone who is selling their property for the first time, you may not know how to get started, what to consider, and what’s the difference between MLS and “for sale by the owner” types of listings. Plus, do you know how much your house is worth? To tackle all these issues in one shot, we highly recommend finding an accredited and experienced realtor.

The best solution is to contact Stephen McDonald from CIR Realty, who has over 30 years of experience in buying and selling real estate in Calgary. As being one of the most prominent Realtors in Calgary, they know the dynamics of the local real estate market, and with the help of their colleagues, to get started they will offer you a FREE house evaluation.

Once you have decided to list your property for sale, all it then comes down to is clever marketing. The last thing you want to do is sign a contract with a small and unreliable real estate agency, who cannot wisely market your property and give it the deserved exposure.

This is why it’s important to choose a well-known, experienced and certified realtor, like CIR Realty, who has over 700 employees and 30 years of experience in Calgary’s market. Stephen McDonald and his associates can list your real estate property to the front and showcase it to all the people in Calgary, who are looking to buy a new home. Thanks to CIR Realty’s comprehensive team of professional photographers, marketers and real estate experts, our agents will be able to present your house or apartment in the best way possible. Our recipe for success has never failed with the combination of maximum exposure and our unique selling strategy.

If you plan to sell your home, but you are becoming overwhelmed with the house evaluation process, with CIR Realty are here to help all the necessary paperwork, and home styling, you no longer need to worry. Contact us today and our skilled agents will not only be able to tell you the value of your home but will also guide you through every step of the process and advise you throughout the selling process. As we have active agents in every neighbourhood in Calgary, we will help you set a realistic asking price, but at the same time advise you on how to maximize the value and appeal of your home.